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Old 02-01-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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I believe that the holidays in the U.S. should be established to give a certain value to Martin Luther King's holiday in January for national prestige in February. Ash Wednesday is not a holiday which fine with me, but it would be nice to pay workers time and a half on that day rather than those long weekends.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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Which of these holidays would you include?

Rosh ha Shannah
Yom Kippur
Sukkot
Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Chanukah
Tu B'Shvat
Purim
Pesach
Yom ha Shoah
Lag B'Omer
Shavuot
Tisha B'Av
Tu B'Av
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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I believe that the holidays in the U.S. should be established to give a certain value to Martin Luther King's holiday in January for national prestige in February. Ash Wednesday is not a holiday which fine with me, but it would be nice to pay workers time and a half on that day rather than those long weekends.
You live in Canada, why do you care what holidays are observed here?
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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Which of these holidays would you include?

Rosh ha Shannah
Yom Kippur
Sukkot
Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Chanukah
Tu B'Shvat
Purim
Pesach
Yom ha Shoah
Lag B'Omer
Shavuot
Tisha B'Av
Tu B'Av
If they'll let me off and pay me,ALL OF THEM!They can throw in all the muslim and pagan holidays too!
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I believe that the holidays in the U.S. should be established to give a certain value to Martin Luther King's holiday in January for national prestige in February.
What does that sentence mean (in English, that is)? You want to give a certain value to Martin Luther King Day in February? What is a 'certain value'? You want some kind of new national holiday in that month?
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